Acostaea bicornis Luer1983 Photo courtesy of Daniel Jimenez G. in Costa Rica

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name or Meaning The Two Horned Acostaea

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1320 to 2500 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with reed-like, strongly laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 2 to 7, elliptic, apically bilobed, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, occuring only once inflorescence carrying 1 to 3, simultaneously opening, resupinate, green, nocturnally fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Acostaea costaricensis subsp. bicornis (Luer) Luer 1987; Specklinia bicornis (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987 drawing fide;